New York Cast and Crew:

Division Avenue premiered in New York City at the Midtown International Theatre Festival July 15 – August 4, 2013 at the Abingdon Theatre Complex – June Havoc Theatre. On September 30th, the show swept the MITF 2013 Awards walking away with 9 top honors among the 62 productions featured in the festival: Best Play, Best Production, Best Direction, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Lead Actor, Best Ensemble, Best Sound Design and Best Marketing/Publicity. It was also named of the top NYC cultural events of 2013 by Jewish Weekly.

Director: Dean Nolen*

Actor/director/writer Dean Nolen has co-starred on Broadway and Off- in the original casts of the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! (as Harry Bright), Terence in the Pulitzer Prize-nominated OMNIUM GATHERUM by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten Vasillaros and Jeffrey in TABLETOP (Drama Desk Award) by Rob Ackerman.

Regional: Dallas Theater Center, Yale Rep, The Wilma, Geva, New Stage, others.

Television: "Mercy," "Law & Order," "Crossing Jordan," "Law & Order: SVU," "Criminal Intent."

Film: "Break," "Paparazzi," "Kiss the Bride" and the Oscar-nominated short "Seraglio."

Director: productions of Birds on a Wire (U.S. and International Premieres), God of Carnage, Twelfth Night, Hello,Dolly!, The Roads to Home, Texas Flyer.

Writer: Co-book writer for Texas Flyer (with Larry Gatlin); Editor of The Film Encyclopedia, published by HarperCollins, since 1994.

BA: Hardin-Simmons University. MFA: Yale School of Drama (Constance Welch Scholar).

* appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Gita: Joanna Glushak*

Broadway: Leading roles in Sunday in the Park with George, Les Miserables, Hairspray, Urintown, Rags, Welcome to the Club, Conversations With My Father, The Sweet Smell of Success. New York City Opera: A Little Night Music, The Most Happy Fella. National Tours: Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein The Musical, Xanadu The Musical, Evita, Fiddler On The Roof. Joanna has done countless roles in Regional Theatre as well as TV and Film. Education: Yale Drama School Graduate.

* appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

 

Moishe: Mitch Greenberg*

Otto in … Anne Frank (Westport), Reb Saunders in The Chosen (Arden), Jack in Brighton Beach / Broadway Bound (Geva).  Teachers:  Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, William Esper.  BroadwayLaughter…,  Ain't Broadway Grand,  Threepenny Opera,  Hollywood / Ukraine (debut),  Into The Light,  Marilyn..., Yiddle With A Fiddle (Carbonell Award),  Whodunnit & Can-CanHighlights Off-Broadway and elsewhere "Art", My Fair Lady, Old Wicked Songs, Talley's Folly, Two For The Seesaw, You Never Know (Goodspeed), A Funny Thing…, The Cocoanuts (Hayes Award Nominee), The Good Doctor, Run For Your Wife!, Sunset Blvd.  & The Baker's Wife.  Film & TV, too.  Songwriter, cruciverbalist, daddy.

* appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Sarah: Mary Rasmussen*

New York: A (radically condensed and expanded) Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (Daniel Fish at The Chocolate Factory), He Ate Quietly Into the Wall (Page 22), Gonna See a Movie Called Gunga Din (Bushwick Starr), Leave the Balcony Open (3LD), Joseph Beuys in NYC (Prelude.11), Romeo and Juliet (Public Theatre), Fizz (Ohio Theatre).  Regional credits include A (radically condensed and expanded) Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again (ArtsEmerson), Eurydice (The Alley), Blackbird (GableStage), Amadeus (Wilma Theater).  Film/Web: And So It Goes (dir. Rob Reiner), Rebound, Compulsive Love. Education: Juilliard.

Visit her website: www.mary-rasmussen.com

* appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Dean: Colby Chambers*

New York Theatre and Off-Broadway: Bad Jazz with The Play Company, Much Ado About Nothing with Boomerang, Hater with The Ice Factory, Father's Day at 59E59th St. Theatre, Dog Sees God at The Century Theatre for the Performing Arts, and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Regional: Proof at Merrimack Rep, Lion in Winter at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Bach at Leipzig at Portland Center Stage, Amadeus at The Asolo Theatre, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore at Baltimore Centerstage, Hamlet at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, Floyd Collins at The Berkshire Theatre Festival, Beautiful Thing and Wit at the Human Race in Dayton, OH. Television/Film: Law and Order and Guiding Light. Colby studied at The Oxford School of Drama in the UK, The College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

* appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Efraim: Jordan Feltner

Favorite rolls include, butter croissant, tootsie, anything with Thanksgiv-... oh uhm... Lysander and Berowne with Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Hamlet, Mercutio, Oedipus and Edgar Allen Poe at Castle Shakespeare. Rake in Balm in Gilead at T. Schreiber (2010 NYITA Play of the Year), and many new works with The Drilling Company such as Bong Hits 4 Jesus (Eric Henry Sanders), S.N.A.F.U & A Bit of a Music Aficionado by Bryan Dykstra. Education: Actor training at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and T. Schrieber Studio.

Lt. Bishara: Jojo Nwoko

Jojo received his degree in Drama from NYU TIsch School of the Arts in May – selected as distinguished graduate to represent Tisch on the graduation stage. He has most recently been seen in the Tisch Drama StageWorks production of Spring Awakening directed by Kenneth Mitchell and also performed in the Tisch Drama StageWorks production of Marat/Sade directed by Liz Swados.  He has participated in NYU's Reality Show for two years, also directed by Liz Swados, which were performed at Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theater, and this summer at NYU's campus in Shanghai, China!

Cellist: Calum Ingram

Calum Ingram is a classically trained cellist singer/songwriter from Paisley, Scotland.
He is now based in New York City and has studied at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Calum's unique style on the cello has a guitar-like quality, showcasing his Celtic, Folk, Jazz and Blues roots. Calum has worked with musicians from all over the world from Jessie Arlen to Billy Joel's own Richie Cannata. In 2011, he opened for Jack Bruce at the Queens Hall for the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, and has played the world renowned Melodica Music Festival NY in 2012. He is currently about to embark on a European tour for the remainder of 2013.

Production Stage Manager: Steven Albano

Steven is happy to be working in the Midtown Internation Theatre Festival. He stage managed two plays for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; Attempts on Her Life and The Closet. Steven is a recent graduate of the theatre program of Rutgers Newark where he stage managed Cabaret, U. S. Drag, and The Castle.

Playwright: Miki Bone

Playwright, Miki Bone has worked in professional and educational theatre for over 28 years. Past writing, producing and directing endeavors have been funded by the Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, TACA and The 500, Inc.

Bone is currently in her 5th year of graduate studies at UT Dallas where she is working on a graduate degree in Humanities with an emphasis on Aesthetics. She wishes to thank Fred Curchack for allowing her the opportunity to develop and workshop Division Avenue at UT Dallas. This past spring, Bone traveled to Los Angeles to direct a short film entitled Expecting, and she looks forward to promoting it at film festivals in the coming year. She is thankful for the support of her family, especially her husband of 30 years, Tom Melsheimer.

 

 

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